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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Peter Michael Les Pavots 2007
Peter Michael Les Pavots 2007
(search item no. 107275)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $209.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 97 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 1996 vintage of this wine was ranked #5 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 1999

Almost black in color with a deep red edge, the 2007 Les Pavots reveals a profound bouquet of blueberry pie, black cherry, licorice, black currant and blackberry. Supporting notes of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, black tea, subtle spice notes of clove and cinnamon as well as its signature touch of "garrigue" complete the bouquet. On the palate, very powerful and concentrated, yet graceful, the wine confirms the same rich, ripe fruit impressions with spice and black truffle. The mouth feel is massive and round with silky tannins and hints of mocha, leading to a very long finish. This vintage will benefit from two years of cellaring and age gracefully for as long as four decades.

70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot & 3% Petit Verdot

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About Peter Michael:

In 1982 Sir Peter and Lady Margaret Michael built the Peter Michael Winery on a square mile of rocky volcanic ridges that form the western face of Mount St. Helena in Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California. The estate vineyards rest on steep hillsides ranging in elevation from 1100 to nearly 2000 feet. Of the nearly 600 estate acres, only about 20% are planted to grapes. Peter Michael Winery is best known for single-vineyard and estate grown Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and a Cabernet Sauvignon cuvee of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The Peter Michael Winery remains true to its commitment to growing classic grape varieties in small mountain vineyards in order to produce great wines using classical winemaking techniques. Given this covenant to the product, only a limited quantity will ever be available.